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DAVE THE SPAZZ
Top 10 Live Shows of 2005
JASON FORREST (AKA DONNA SUMMER)
Top 10 of 2005 (1-13)
* MUSIC 2005 (in no order)
Reeks and the Wrecks - Knife Hits (tUMULt)
Country Teasers - Live (In the Red)
Air Conditioning - Bachelor Party 7" (White Tapes)
Whitehorse - West of the Sun (Whitehorse)
Endless Boogie - Vol. 2 (Mound Duel)
Tsehaytu Beraki - Selam (Terp)
Jonathan Kane - February (Table of the Elements)
Shapeshifter - Reticulum Flux (Schematic)
Nurse With Wound - Shipwreck Radio Vol. 2 (ICP/United Dairies)
Pissed Jeans - Shallow (Parts Unknown)
Various - Congotronics 2: Buzz N' Rumble In the Urb'n Jungle (Crammed Disc)
Rova:Orkestrova - Electric Ascension (Atavistic)
* REISSUES 2005
Gary Higgins - Red Hash (Drag City)
Various - Can You Jack: Chicago Acid and Experimental House 1985-95 (Soul Jazz)
The Fall - Peel Sessions Box (Castle)
Laja Aijala - Passions of Laija Aijala (Bad Vugum)
Disembowelment - Disembowelment (Relapse)
Conrad Schnitzler - Conrad & Sohn (Creel Pone)
Various - Jazz In Paris: St Germain de Pres 1946-56 (Universal France/Gitanes)
Various - Wahrnehmungen 1980/81 (Vinyl On Demand)
Icky Boyfriends - A Love Obscene (Menlo Park)
Various - Time Machine: Vertigo Retrospective 3CD (Vertigo/Universal)
* LIVE GIGS 2005
Circle/Khanate/Psychic Paramount/Coptic Light/Mouthus - The Hook - Brooklyn
Gary Higgins/Six Organs at Tonic - NYC
Islaja/Pekko Kappi/Kuupuu/Lau Nau/Tomutonttu - Tommy's Tavern - Greenpoint
Keiji Haino solo - The Stone - NYC. Speaking of Haino, saw extremely Aihiyo-ish electric guitar performance by some guy doing a bizarro freeform cover of "Welcome Back Kotter" - Astor Place 6 Train platform.
Chain Gang - CBGB - NYC
Lightning Bolt/Afrirampo - Tonic - NYC
Magik Markers/Watersports - Tonic - NYC (and everytime the Markers played. Hustle Elisa on stage late after a private party for 200 drunken, vomiting, groping Santas, tell her she has 10 minutes, and watch what happens)
Sir Richard Bishop - Glasshouse - Brooklyn
Arthurfest in LA, especially Six Organs/Residual Echoes/T-Model Ford/Comets/Merzbow/Circle/Jack Rose.
The pleasure of hosting studio guests: Hank IV, Original Sins, Endless Boogie, Magik Markers, Nautical Almanac, Aquarius Records, Circle, New Pornographers, Islaja, Lau Nau, Tomutonttu, Hertta Lussu Assa, Kuupuu, Taikuri Tali, Gary Higgins & Band, Six Organs of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Afrirampo, Deerhoof, Rick Bishop, Steven O'Malley.
I am extremely disappointed to have missed ZZ Top at the Beacon and Om at the Knit.
Berlin Super 80 (DVD)
Peep Show - Seasons 1 & 2 (TV, UK)
Burden of Dreams deluxe (DVD, Les Blank/Maureen Gosling)
Niger: Magic & Ecstasy in the Sahel (DVD, Hisham Mayet)
Jan Svankmajer - Collected Shorts (DVD)
Intervention (TV, US)
Sixteen Years of Alcohol (Richard Jobson)
Palindromes (Todd Solondz)
Rize (David LaChapelle)
Nathan Barley (TV, UK)
Most Outrageous Live TV Moments (TV, US)
Nighty Night (TV, UK)
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)
Voivod - DVOD (DVD)
Year-End top ten
Top 10 Fave 2005 releases
Top 10 Imaginary Recordings of 2005
Top 14 Things I Heard In 2005
Top 10 albums
Inflatable Squirrel Carcass Top 10 for 2005
Nine good things in 2005 (cos ten would mean it's over):
Favorites of '05
In Alphabetical Order:
-> Terry Adams and Marshall Allen - 10x2 (Edi-sun)
-> Antony and The Johnsons - I am a bird now (Secretly Canadian)
-> Aqua Velvet - Volume One: Hey everybody, Let's fall in love (self-released)
-> Beau Brummels -Magic Hollow
-> Bootcut - Hammond vs. Drums (Gadfly)
-> Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering (Dicristina)
-> Cameo Parkway 1957-1967
-> Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker - Town Hall, New York City, June 22, 1945 (Uptown)
-> Eddie Hinton - Beautiful Dream Sessions, Vol. 3 (Zane - U.K.)
-> Chiaki Kato - Noisy Calendar (Mona - Japan)
-> Kami Lyle - Ten Songs (self-released)
-> Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring John Coltrane - At Carnegie Hall (Thelonious/ Blue Note)
-> Pernice Bros - Discover a lovelier you (Ashmont)
-> P.J. O'Connell - Careful (Edi-sun)
-> Live show: dBs Reunion at Maxwells in Sept.
-> DVD: Bob Dylan - No Direction Home (Documentary)
-> Most totally ruined "new improved' product: TV Guide
seu jorge: love him live, love the music, all of it. and loved him in the aqautic life of steve zissou
Lau Nau live in brooklyn: very gnomes in the tranquil wood
The Women of Sun records box set: 5 cd's that i can not put down. so much unheralded talent in one gorgeous box with lovely booklet
animal collective with Vashti Bunyan: Prospect Hummer. truly beautiful mix of the two delirious talents. her voice, their magic, great combo.
bettye lavette in re-issue or "I've got my own hell to raise", she is amazing.
Las Grecas: te stoy amando locamente 7" found in the Madrid flea market: Franco didn't know what he was missing
devendra banhart, Crippled Crow. If only for the anti-war songs alone i'd love it, but it's so much more.
the biography of marie antoinette (by antonia fraser): she was robbed!
RIP Lyn Collins...the divine voice of funk will be sorely missed...
Here's a more detailed look at Doug Schulkind's favorites of '05.
top 10 / no order
Minamo - Shining
Tobias Lilja - Ex-Leper
TBA - Annule
Eric Malmberg - Den Gatfulla Manniskan
Meadow House - Tongue Under a Ton of Nine Volters
Ex-Cocaine - Keep America Mellow
Hans Grusel's Krankenkabinet - Ein Haunted Sommerplatz
Porest - Mood Noose
Meatus Murder - More Songs About Balling and Food
Las Malas Amistades - Jardin Interior
Best of 2005 list
(in no particular order)
The Wong Kar-Wai Collection. Box set of 5 DVDs of Kar-Wai's earlier films including: Chung King Express; Days of Being Wild; Fallen Angels; As Tears Go By; Happy Together. Kino Video. Brilliant!
"Head On" Directed by Fatih Akin (Germany).
"Downfall" directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Starring the great Bruno Ganz as Hitler in his last days in the bunker.
"Masculine-Feminine" directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Re-released in February '05.
"2046" directed by Wong Kar-Wai. If "masterpiece" can be applied to anything in the year 2005, then this has to be at the top of the list.
"16 years of Alcohol" directed by Richard Jobson.
"Corridor" by Standish Lawder w/ Soundtrack by Terry Riley. 1968/70. "... an extraordinary exercise in visual polyphony ..." -- Sheldon Nodelman. A revelation.
"It's All Gone Pete Tong" directed by Michael Dowse. Deaf dj changes his ways; funny and poignant.
"Palindromes" directed by Todd Solondz
Film cooking performance and lecture by Tony Conrad at Anthology Film Archives, May '05 (part of the Eye and Ear Control series). A sublime presentation as only Tony could pull together with wit, knowledge and a riveting delivery. GREAT!
"Eye Ear Control" series at Anthology Film Archives, NYC (MayJune), featuring rare screeings of films by Phil Niblock, Mauricio Kagel, Tony Conrad, Michael Snow and many others.
"Grizzly Man" directed by Werner Herzog. Documentary.
"Good Night and Good Luck" by George Clooney (There is still some shred of hope for Hollywood filmmaking)
"Oldboy" and "Sympathy for Mr. Vengence" both directed by Park Chan-Wook (both released in US this year). Like a cold bite of raw octopus, it squirms and is tough to deal with, but what a pleasure once you get it worked out!
"A History of Violence" directed by David Cronenberg
"Cronicas" directred by Sebastin Cordero (starring John Leguizamo)
"Capote" directed by Bennett Miller
Classe Tous Risques Directed by Claude Sautet (starring the great Lino Ventura and a very young Jean-Paul Belmondo). 1960, Re-released Nov. 2005. A hard-boiled french gangster flick with elements of Neo-realism, early French New Wave and a flavor of despair and all it's own.
(in no particular order)
Eruption - S/T, Qbico lp 2005. Live recording by Conrad Schnitzler, Wolfgang Seidel, and Klaus Freudigmann, Berlin 1970. Somewhere between creating the original Tangerine Dream and the original Kluster, Conrad Schnitzler found the time, energy and inspiration to do this as well. Simply mind-blowing. previously unreleased.
Irr. App. (ext.) - Perekluchenie lp (Beta-Lactam Ring records, 2005) Another amazing recording...
Wahrnehmungen 1980-1981: 25th Anniversary 3lp box set. Various recordings originally limited to cassette only releases on the German Selektion label.
Roots of Madness - The Girl in the Chair, LP (DESTIJL records) Reissue of 1971 free blues/psych/punk/jazz freakfest. Great.
John Holt - "Get Ready" pts. 1&2. PRINCE BUSTER 7" 1972 A stone killer by one of the greatest voices in Reggae.
Sven-Ake Johansson + El Gordo + Axel Dorner: Live at Kule, Berlin, 2005. Private CDr, unreleased. Words can not begin to describe the madness in this recording.
BURNING STAR CORE: The Very Heart of the World LP (THIN WRIST, 2005)
LULA CORTES E ZE RAMALHO: Pabir, (Released in Brazil in 1975, SHADOKS MUSIC cd, German reissue)
INSIEMEMUSICADIVERSA: CD (Privately pressed in 1977, DIE SCHACHTEL reissue)
Moondog: The Viking of Sixth Avenue. Honest Jon's double lp collection of the Some of Moondog's great recordings.
One Umbrella: Solve CD. (Tell-All rec.) 2005
DESMOND LESLIE: Music of the Future (TRUNK CD, 2005)
Richard Youngs & Alexander Neilson - Beatings Stars (HP Cycle lp, 2005)
(in no particular order)
The Robot returns! at 24 fps!
Making "The Sacred Log" video directed by Dr. Kink in the Enchanted Forrest with all participants wearing seersucker suits; at The Funny Farm, Meaford, Ontario, Canada (summer)
The Ocean - Montauk, Long Island
"Captured: A Film and Video History of the Lower East Side" By Clayton Patterson (7 Stories Press)
Large Format 3-D photography (the Sputnik!)
Werner Panton Design Show at AXA Gallery, NYC (Summer).
Werner Panton: The Collected Works (Vitra Design Museum books)
The Stanley Kubrick Archives (Taschen books) A massive, comprehensive overview of Kubrick's films. Stunning.
Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies from October 7, 2005 through April 23, 2006 at The Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia PA.
Gone, but NOT forgotten:
"The Top 10 Things I Accidentally Ate In 2005"
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